Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bartolo Colon at Full Strength

Even though Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon enjoyed a 21-8 season for the Los Angeles Angels last season, red flags went up when he missed time in the post season because of a strained shoulder and back. Trainers wondered whether he was paying the price for having thrown merciless fastballs for nearly 700 innings over the past three years. Not to worry. Colon recently pitched in an exhibition game in the Dominican Republic and showed no signs of wear, and next month is to pitch in the World Classic Games. Take him early if your league pays bonus points for complete games.